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Arne Duncan, Next Governor of Illinois? | deutsch29

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Arne Duncan, Next Governor of Illinois?






Arne Duncan and his family have been residing in Virginia since just after Duncan’s appointment as US secretary of education in December 2008.
In July 2015, Duncan’s wife and children moved back to Chicago, and Duncan was was expected to commute to DC, as Washington Post education writer Valerie Strauss reports:
Dorie Nolt, Duncan’s press secretary, said in an e-mail:
After more than six years living just outside Washington, D.C., Secretary Duncan’s family moved back to Chicago recently. His wife, Karen, is ready to resume her full-time career in education and will work at her former employer, the University of Chicago Laboratory School, where their children will attend school. Secretary Duncan will continue to work and maintain a residence in D.C. but commute to spend weekends with his family, as many cabinet Secretaries have done. Secretary Duncan remains committed to his work in the Cabinet and will continue to serve at the pleasure of the President.
As it turns out, Duncan will be returning to Chicago earlier than originally expected; as the Associated Press reported on October 02, 2015, Duncan resigned in order to live with his family, implying that the Chicago-DC commute proved to be too much on his family life.
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Child Poverty Target - First Focus

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One-in-five kids are living at or below the poverty line. This trend is in stark contrast to the progress America has made in reducing poverty among seniors to about 9 percent, or less than half the child poverty rate. Meanwhile, the United Kingdom effectively cut child poverty in half over the same period, even during the global recession, through the creation of a national child poverty target and the implementation of related policies.
Creating a target to halve child poverty in America in ten years and eradicate it within a generation would establish poverty reduction as a national priority and challenge Congress and the Administration to take action towards this goal. It would serve as a rallying cry for the government and other stakeholders to take concrete steps to reduce child poverty in the United States. It would institutionalize the goal of reducing child poverty and create an impetus for public debate around the most effective interventions needed to achieve this target.
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Melissa Harris-Perry on how Chicago Public Schools 'enabled' corruption | MSNBC

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Melissa Harris-Perry on how Chicago Public Schools 'enabled' corruption

When children in Chicago are "just running for their lives trying to get to school," as President Obama recently said, and the former CEO of the city's public schools is mired in an alleged kickback scheme, is it time to question the entire system? Duration: 4:45





Pennsylvania budget crisis could force schools to close

A state-wide budget holdup might keep thousands of kids home from school for up to two weeks in Pennsylvania. DaWayne Cleckly, a father of a student from one of the affected districts, joins to discuss. Duration: 6:13




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